They say seeing life through rose colored glasses makes the view all the better. I think they (whoever they are) are right! However, they didn’t specify that the rose colored glass has to be on your face, right? I think it can be on your table and generate the same effect. When I came across Miss America glassware while browsing an antiques store, I fell in love. It was pink, sparkly and stunning, and I knew I needed to add it to my pantry. I know I sometimes sound like a broken record, but I have to say, again, vintage pieces have a very special place in my heart. I always love incorporating them into my home.
That first spotting of this glassware, I found two pieces, and I’ve had fun looking for others on antiquing trips ever since. It’s a rare find, since Miss America glassware was only produced from 1935 to 1937. It was produced by Hocking Glass company and came in crystal, green, ice blue, jadeite, pink and ruby red. Most collectors look for this Depression-era glass in pink and crystal, as they had the widest range of pieces when they were manufactured.
Decorating with this rose colored glassware is whimsical and it’s what gave me inspiration for this month’s Dining Decor tabelscape. I thought the pieces would be fitting for a lovely brunch/holiday tea with some of my favorite ladies. The vintage tablecloth I used, which I had from my mom, was a nice compliment to the Miss America glassware. I accented it with simple white and gold plates, gold silverware (all plastic – remember that tablescapes don’t have to break the bank) and coffee mugs filled with a sparkly little treat for my guests. No matter what age you are, it’s always nice to arrive to a special event and get a party favor, don’t you think? As a finishing touch I added napkins in a contrasting pattern, which is an unexpected touch but keeps everything fresh and modern.
I say it again and again in the Dining Decor series, but you don’t have to go over the top,or over budget, to make a meal come to life. Find inspiration in something you love, like I did with my rose colored glassware. Add in cost effective, practical pieces to make it even more fabulous. A beautiful table is just a great backdrop for a wonderful meal with loved ones!
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